Archive - Apr 2006

April 10th

Uprising XX

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A Long time ago in a land not then a kingdom It all began with: 'The Shires' Uprising The Shires of Artemisia, having suffered long under the cruel oppression of the Great Barony of Loch Salann, have determined to crush it in rebellion!!! His Royal Highness Crown Prince Duke Brian Tarragon, has vowed to squelch this insolent uprising. He is mustering the forces of the Barony, which are mighty and great in number!!! All Knights errant and itinerant men-at-arms from beyond the far marches of Artemisia (yes, even Atenveldt itself) are welcome to join in this cataclysmic conflagration!!!' Location:
Kingdom of Artemisia (Ririe, Idaho)

Middle Eastern War VII

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The smell of battle covers the ancient battlefield like the clock of Chiron, and bitter metal smell of death permeates the cold dark. Upon this battlefield where a crooked flag hangs askew on top a lone hill, a long lost voice whispers of valor and victories long past.

A knight comes into view, dressed in well-used armor; he crests the hill and stands for a moment silent in the refreshing wind. He reaches out to the banner, and straightens it before setting it more deeply in to the moist earth, where the wind catches the edge of the flag pulling it taunt in the breeze, revealing the three purple arrows upon a field of gold. Location:
Shire of Arrows' Flight (Provo, Utah)

May Revel

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It's the LUSTY MONTH OF MAY. Come a-Maying, practice the arts of chivalry; share in the festivities of sports, fighting and courtly love; enjoy music and gaiety and feasting. There will be a Defenders of the Heirs tourney, for both rapier and heavy, where fighters will fight for a child (not their own) for the title of Defender of the Heirs. An armoured 3 legged race and an obstacle course.

Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Stags Bloodbath & al-Barran Baronial Investiture

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The sounds of War are fading but the watch at our borders is ever vigilant. Our troops are always at the ready for the battle cry may reach our ears at any time. To help keep our fighters at their peek, we have called for training, training and more training. The Stag must always prepare to defend our borders or come to the aid of His cousins in need.

Come join those in al-Barran for a day of fighter training and War Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Moriarty New Mexico)

7th Century Cambodian Ship Discovered

Cambodian archaeologists have discovered the remains of a wooden sailing ship thought to date back to the 7th century, pre-Angkorian Nokor Phnom era.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 10, 1512

King James V of Scotland was born on April 10, 1512. He was the son of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII.

A Kid in King Edward's Court

Alexander Gladstone has published photos from the recent Kid in King Edward's Court event held in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are on the Two Ravens website.

April 9th

A Grand Thing

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The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like the invite you all to A Grand Thing. This will be a period event, focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking Era, with fighting, contests, games, and a grand feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, A Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you get to keep all the booty you can escape with.

Location:
Barony of Stromgard (Stevenson, Washington)

Mapping 14th Century Britain

Mapping the Realm: English Catrographic Constructions of Fourteenth-Century Britain is an interactive online version of England's Gough Map.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 9, 1241

On April 9, 1241, Polish knights fought the invading Mongol army at Liegnitz (aka Legnica) in Silesia.

Mists Coronet Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Principality of the Mists Spring 2006 Coronet in the Kingdom of the West.

Identity of Jamestown Skeleton Still Unknown

Extensive DNA testing has yet to reveal the identity of a skeleton found in the Jamestown, Virginia excavations. Researchers now doubt that the remains belong to Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.

April 8th

Medieval Welsh Site Being Excavated

An archaeologist has purchased land in Wales, convinced it is the site of a medieval village.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 8, 1492

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Lorenzo de Medici, called "The Magnificent."

Headless Bodies in York Cemetery Gladiators?

Researchers have suggested that the remains discovered in a Roman cemetery in York, England might be those of gladiators. The bodies were all of tall, strong men, and all were headless.

Heirs to Concordia of the Snows Named

Their Excellencies Baltasar and Lucia, Baron and Baroness of Concordia of the Snows in the East Kingdom, have announced that they have heirs.

April 7th

Seeking the Colorful Past

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Cheryl Porter will present a slide lecture presented by the University of Iowa's Center for the Book. The lecture will address the history, geography, iconographic importance, and techniques of color manufacture, with specific refrence to medieval manuscript paintings.

The lecture will take place at 8 p.m. in Gerber Lounge of the English Philosophy Building.

For more information, visit the website: Location:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, English Philosophy Building, Gerber Lounge

Midrealmers Elevated

Mistress Siobhan reports that Master Sigulf Karlnar was elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties Edmund and Kateryn at Their Tournament of Chivalry.

New Housing Project Built on Site of Medieval Village

The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 7, 1506

Today is the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier. The Spanish-born missionary studied at the University of Paris and was one of the seven priests who joined Ignatius Loyola to found the Jesuit order.

Bardic Madness Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Seneschal, recently visited South Dakota where she attended Bardic Madness. She shares her memories and photos.

April 6th

SCA on Neo-Monster-Island [PG-13]

You never know where SCA references will pop up! This time it's on a comic website called Neo-Monster-Island.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for April 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has published additions to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2006.

Three Stags: Autumn Battle and Faire

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Horns sound and drums roll, banners dance on the breeze, Chevaliers parade in armor shining and merchants call their wares. Mummers prance, jesters grin, laughter swells like the seas, Archers shoulder their quivers full and music fills the air. Juggler's entrance, food delights, excitement buzzes like the bees, Fencers flash their blades dazzling and little children stare. Come one, come all, Gather for the opening of the greatest event of the fall days; Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Elizabeth Colorado)

Brot, Wurst und Spiele

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The Shire of Aventiure would like to invite you to our summer event in Lübeck-Kücknitz.

Brot Wurst und Spiele 23.06-25.06.06 Lübeck

Site: Bau-und Geschichtsspielplatz Roter Hahn, Pommernring 58, 23569 Lübeck-Kücknitz, Site opens on Friday 18:00 and closes Sunday 14:00. Restrictions: no parking on Site, fire off the ground, the Site is a little medieval village so there are animals living goats, sheep, horses Location:
Shire of Aventiure (Lübeck, Germany)

Feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen

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Come join the Canton of Falcon Cree as we venture to Germany between the years 1098 and 1457 to celebrate the accomplishments of two great Germans: St. Hildegard of Bingen and Hans Talhoffer.

The Feast of St. Hildegard will be held at the verdant Camp Wabak, (36 Camp WaBak Rd. Marietta, SC 29661). The site features a lovely, shaded field with plenty of space for period pavilions and merchants. Gentles interested in merchanting should contact Lord Gospodin Pavel Rurik Chyorni Lebedov in advance for details (Ryan Matthews, anoanar@yahoo.com or 864-232-4310 no calls after 9pm please - baby in house). Location:
Canton of Falcon Cree (Marietta, South Carolina)

A Midsummer's Twilight Tourney

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A Ghost walks at midnight, there's treachery afoot and suspicion is in the air. Join the Canton of Buckston-on-Eno for a tribute to Shakespeare?s Hamlet around the eve of Midsummer. In this non-traditional event there will be fighting in the twilight hours, a feast at mid-day and many activities sure to delight all ages.

Martial Activities: There will be Heavy and Rapier Tournaments in the twilight hours beginning in the late afternoon. Atlantian heavy fighters will also have the benefit of an afternoon martial class in Western Martial Arts. His Excellency, Baron Geoffrey Athos von Ulm, has decreed that the Baronial fighter practice will take place at the event site on Sunday, June 18th and all visiting fighters are welcome to stay for the additional fighting. Location:
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno (Leasburg, North Carolina)

Kampfen und Schmausen

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We're having an event in the Shire of Canale (come to canale) on the weekend of (you know you want to) April 7-9. The event is called Kampfen und Schmausen (canale is fun) and is a Landsknecht inspired weekend (bring your lederhosen?). We'll be at the George J Hatfield SRA (grass, shade, flush privies) in Hilmar. Sir Gemini and Herrin Else have designed the heavy and rapier scenarios (fight, fight, fight), Lady Ayloara is heading up our children's activities (fight, craft, fight), Lady Melanie will feed us sausages till we pop (chew, chew, swallow), and Lord Phillip has made the beer (you already know what beer does). Location:
Shire of Canale (Hilmar, California)

6th Century Pyramid Found under Mexican Passion Play Site

As many as a million Mexicans have watched an annual reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ unaware that a pyramid of the Teotihuacan culture lay under the soil on which they stood.

Photos of East Kingdom Contingent at Gulf Wars XV

Lady Gisela has posted photos from Gulf Wars XV, primarily of East Kingdom people and activities.